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Rating and Reviews: Behringer C-1U USB Mic

Who needs an audio interface or preamp? Plug the Behringer C-1U condenser microphone directly into your computer via USB, and get podcasting fast.

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"Great deal for the money, solid quality build" submitted May 12, 2009

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Musical Background: Lifetime musician, now weekend warrior
Music Style: 80's rock, Rat Pack, Modern Country, classic rock
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Sound: This mic is great for the money. The Behringer stuff is built solid. Sure there are some lemons in the bunch but when they're good, they're a great value. Great clear crisp sound. Feature: Straightforward--plug and play! Ease of Use: Plug and play! Quality: For the money I can't tell a whole lot of difference any more from the so called brand names. I have a $20 Behringer microphone I use in my band and I don't care if it gets trashed or stolen. But the sound is awesome! My snobby guitar player had an AKG he owned for 10 years. After hearing this one he ordered one and is keeping his AKG home for recording. Value: Best bang for the buck! Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with them, my Behringer stuff is solid. The Wow Factor: uhhh, it's a mic? Overall: Great value for the money, solidly built! Buy it!
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"I did try...." submitted September 23, 2009

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Sound: I had several of these mics, ´C1´s and C3´3. They are all Behringer. They all sound like Behringer, and you might already know about the most famous Behringer quality. If you a clean sounding mic that does not generate a lot of híss on your recordings, then stay away from this mic. This mic creates a lot of hiss on your reordings and therefore in my opinion is not useable. Feature: Well, the C3 has vairable patterns. But this is of no importance because the poor sound quality and the large amount of hiss this mic creates on your recoundings. Ease of Use: As any.... needs Phantom Power. The sound is what counts and what is important. Quality: OK, one must admit, this mic seems to be sturdily build, but this does not help because the sound quality of this mic can be best described as beeing horrible Value: Instead of wasting money on this mic, or on Behringer gear in generall, use this money to have a night out, or give it to charity, or save up and buy something better. Manufacturer Support: Behringer and support, these are two different things. Behringer wants you to buy their stuff, but the do not want to hear from you anymore once they got your money. The Wow Factor: I had some of them, I sold them for very little. No, I don´t want any of these terrible mics Overall: For only a little more money you get something much better. Don´t waste your money on Behringer
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"Do Not Buy This Product and ZZounds was very rude as well!" submitted June 8, 2009

By a customer from yahoo.com
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Music Style: Country/Blues
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Sound: Dont pick up sound hardly at all. Feature: Comes with software that doesnt pick up sound. Ease of Use: Its easy to use, just plug it in and wait to record something you cant hear! Quality: Its made like every other peice of crap. This product is a rip off! Value: Cant hear what you record and everything sounds farrrrrrrr away! Manufacturer Support: These people cant speak english and its a waste of time calling! Overall: I was satisfied opening up the package and as soon as I sang my first song and realized it doesnt pick up a voice or guitar I was not satisfied at all. Very very angry!
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"Its Behringer" submitted March 9, 2009

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Sound: If you like hiss, if you don´t mind a very trebly sound, then get this mic. If you like a good sound, then I would recommend not to get this mic Feature: Features, as any Ease of Use: Yes, you can use this mic as you can use any condenser mic. But how does it sound is the main question Quality: Its Behringer quality. So you don´t know - will it still work tomorrow ? Value: Spend a little bit more and get something better. Do not waste your money on this mic Manufacturer Support: Behringer support is very bad, very bad. The simply ignore you. The Wow Factor: Thanks, I do not want it Overall: Overall, its a Behringer. Its Behringer sound, Behringer quality. I do not recommend and Behringer product. Had too much bad experiences. Yes, it is said these products are entry level. But also entry level products should be of a reasonable quality
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